William Bain

15 July 1880–
Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Bain was born on 15 July 1880, in Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Bain, was 32 and his mother, Jessie Forbes, was 28.

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Family Time Line

James Bain
1848–1902
Jessie Forbes
1852–1921
Agnes Bain
1873–
George Bain
1875–
James Bain
1877–
William Bain
1880–
John Bain
1881–
William Forbes Bain
1883–1899
Alexander Bain
1886–
Henry Bain
1889–
Robert Bain
1891–
Thomas Bain
1893–1894
Thomas Bain
1895–

Parents and Siblings

    James Bain

    Male1848–1902Male

    Female1852–1921Female

siblings

(11)

    Agnes Bain

    Female1873–Female

    Male1875–Male

    James Bain

    Male1877–Male

    Male1880–Male

    John Bain

    Male1881–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1884

Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 5

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 33

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a fair-haired person, from Gaelic bàn ‘white’, ‘fair’. This is a common name in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324 . It is also found as a reduced form of McBain .2 Northern English: nickname meaning ‘bone’, probably bestowed on an exceptionally tall, lean man, from Old English bān ‘bone’. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.3 Northern English: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming’, ‘friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight’, ‘direct’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • William Forbes, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"

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